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Cookies Policy

By using this site you are agreeing to our terms and conditions (including using cookies to collect anonymous usage statistics). If you do not agree you may either stop cookies in your browser settings or stop browsing the site.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website and services in order to tailor them to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website and service, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the website. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google Analytics __utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmz
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Site cookie acceptance   This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on our website.  
Web Tracking Cookie com.silverpop.iMAWebCookie The Unique Identifier for the visitor. Used to pass individual identity to Engage along with specific actions.  
Web Tracking Cookie com.silverpop.iMA.page_visit One "per session" cookie created for each page visited in the session. Used to distinguish the first visit to a webpage by an individual from subsequent visits.  
Web Tracking Cookie com.silverpop.iMA.session The Unique Identifier for the current browsing session. Used to associate a series of individual events to a single functional browsing session.  
Woopra Analytics wooTracker
wooMeta
Real time analytics suite. Allows us to view visitors to the site in real time  
Quantcast __qca A tracking cookie allowing us to see which pages and content is viewed most often.  

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How does VansGB use cookies?

Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience.

Does VansGB track the opening of HTML emails?

We use page tracking in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by the recipients. By opting in to our newsletters you are consenting to being tracked.

Cookies set by Third Party sites

To support our website, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. VansGB does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

VansGB Sharing Tools

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the VansGB website now carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. The VansGB does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Other Third Party IP Address processing activities

VansGB web products or phone apps sometimes offer features that allow users to share links with social networks and the VansGB shortens that URL using the bit.ly service Bit.ly provides VansGB with anonymised, aggregated statistics relating to use of the shortened VansGB URL, for example by telling us how many times it has been clicked on. VansGB does not have access to the IP address of your computer collected by bit.ly when you use its service or any other identifiable information about you. Nor does Bit.ly have any access to data collected on a VansGB website. For more information on bit.ly’s privacy policy, please see http://bit.ly/pages/privacy.